News Italeri February 2014: Aircraft

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1/72  CANT. Z. 501

Product ID: 112

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Overview

Type: Bombers and reconnaissance aircrafts
Period: Second World War
Country: Italy
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 19,8 cm
Box Dim.:  345 x 242 x 48 mm

Description

The model kit CANT. Z. 501 is presented in the same box and with the original sprues of the first version released in 1974. The certified limited edition is guaranteed by an hologram on the box which includes the sequence number of each kit.
Developed by Cantieri Riuniti dell’Adriatico from a design by Ing. Zappata the 501 featured a wooden constructions, a central hull and an extensively braced parasol-wing. Originaly conceived as a reconnaissance-bomber flyng boat. the CANT. Z. 501 flew in 1934. The same year and over again in 1935, established  the world distance record with Mario Stoppani at the controls. Produced in quantity, also by subsidiaries, it was largely employed in the Spanish War and in World War ll; after the armistice it operated with Allied Co-belligerent Air Force. It did a significant job on escort missions, but it is best remembered for its rescue operations.

 

1/72  A-26B Invader

Product ID: 1358

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Overview

Type: Bombers and reconnaissance aircrafts
Period: Second World War
Country: United States
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 21,6 cm
Box Dim.:  345 x 242 x 48 mm

Description

The twin-engine attack aircraft A-26 Invader, designed and manufactured by the American company Douglas, has had an extraordinary long operational life. The first units reached the war front during the Second World War, in 1943, and the latest versions have taken part in all the major conflicts of the ’50s and ’60s, such as Korea and Indochina, until the Vietnam War. The most produced version was the A-26B characterized by the adoption of heavy weaponry in a “solid” nose equipped with 8 .50 caliber Browning M2 machine guns. Thanks to its reliability and solidity, was possible to install in the nose  a wide range of weapons such as 20 mm. guns, 37 mm guns, and a 75mm pack howitzer. The two reliable Pratt & Whitney R-2800 “Double Wasp” 2,000 hp radial engines permitted to A-26 to reach a max speed of 570 Km/h even “fully loaded”.

 

1/48  BO 105/PAH.1

Product ID: 2742

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Overview

Type: Combat helicopters
Period: from ’50 to ’90
Country: Germany
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 27,5 cm
Box Dim.:  345 x 242 x 48 mm

Description

The light twin turbine engine helicopter Bo 105 was developed by German industry in the early 70s and it has been set up to perform either civil or military purposes. The Bo 105 has been recognized to have a good level of reliability and steadiness. However, the most important strengths was the high flight maneuverability. Thanks to all these positive features, enhanced by two turbines capable of delivering 313 kW each, from the Bo 105 frame has been developed an armed version for German Army with the project name PAH-1 (which stand for Panzerabwehrhubschrauber; tank-defense helicopter). In details, the PAH-1 was able to fulfill its anti-tank duties  thanks to the dedicated equipment and the weapons system based on the wire-guided Euromissile HOT. Furhtermore, produced from the ‘70s to the first years of 2000, the Bo 105 gained a good commercial success and equipped the Armies of several countries.